The band’s first vocal single of 2014, ”Sticky Fingers” (feat. Alex Vargas) is a unique, festival-ready anthem that brings together all that Above & Beyond do best in one deliciously dark hit.
Owing more to Depeche Mode and Coldplay than it does to what commonly gets termed EDM, “Sticky Fingers” opens with a mesmerising piano line, before Alex Vargas’s haunting Jeff Buckley-esque vocals tap into the anxiety within a relationship’s immediate break-up - and the psychological hold of a recent ex. Climaxing in a suckerpunch riff that recalls the intense energy of the band’s recent club smash “Hello” (Danny Howard Future Anthem - BBC Radio 1) but hits with a much darker and edgier vibe, “Sticky Fingers” manages to sound like no-one else around right now.
Above & Beyond feat. Alex Vargas “Sticky Fingers” is out 19th May featuring the brand new Lane 8 and Om Unit remixes. Pre-order here.